This young man is getting it this year.
He will remember the giant tree at Grandma Charlie's.
He will remember the mound of "santa" gifts at Grandma Barb's.
He won't just be excited to go to Grandma's, like he was this year.
Next year he will be anticipating more of the holiday part of things.
Last year he enjoyed it - but I don't think he remembered it.
This year he is taking in every moment - following his big brother's lead - and he will remember.
He. will. remember.
And I am trusting that I will remember all of this too!
To all the other moms out there...enjoy this stage that your child is at. Don't wish it away. Don't anticipate next year. Just enjoy the magic that they are able to comprehend this year.
Children make this season so much more worthwhile.